If you know me, you'll know I wear a lot of makeup. It's something I pride myself on and something that's definitely not going to change any time soon. A love for being expressive with makeup combined with having acne throughout my entire adult life has meant that I've naturally fallen in love with heavier makeup and adore looking like I've got makeup on. I'm never going to be a fan of the 'natural' look and I'm perfectly okay with that.
However, the one gripe I do have with wearing full-coverage, full-on makeup on a daily basis is having to take it off. I honestly find it such a chore and I actually get excited on my rare makeup-free days when I realise I don't have layers of foundation and liquid eyeliner to get rid of come night time. It takes time and multiple products to finally get my face makeup-free, and even then I wonder if there are still traces left on my skin.
So, when I heard about the Makeup Eraser*, I have to say, I was intrigued. A cloth that gets rid of all my makeup with just water alone?! It sounded like the miracle product I'd been waiting for. After seeing so many glowing reviews, I thought it was my turn to try this magical pink cloth and see what all the fuss is about.
For just under £16, you get a super-soft cloth which claims to remove makeup, product build-up and impurities from the skin, no skincare products needed - just our good friend H2O. I'll admit, I was a bit dubious at first. I wear Estee Lauder Double Wear on a daily basis, a very full-coverage foundation which can be a right old pain to get off, and I'm also a big fan of false lashes, glittery eyeshadows and bold lipstick. Basically, if anyone was going to well-and-truly put this product to the test, it was me.
Okay so, I'll get straight to the point - this product works. REALLY well. You literally add water, wipe your face a bit and voila - your makeup comes off with ease and without the need for a million and one products. It gets rid of my full-coverage foundation remarkably well and although I'd probably still choose to use a separate eye makeup remover with it, it does a pretty damn good job of removing that too.
So, surely I'd be shouting about it from the rooftops, right?! Well, yes and no. I love this product - it does exactly what it says on the tin and is great for those days when you just want your makeup OFF without having to faff about. Would I use it over my traditional makeup removers on a daily basis? To be perfectly honest, no. My reasoning? Because I wear so much makeup, this cloth gets covered in a layer of foundation pretty sharpish. It could probably go three, maybe four (at a push) makeup-removing sessions before it needs to take a trip into the washing machine, and for me, that's just too much of an inconvenience. Fair enough if it was cheaper and I could buy three or four to have on rotation, but for nearly £16 a pop I don't really fancy doing that.
That's not to say I wouldn't recommend it - I definitely would - I'd just say for someone like me, who wears a lot of makeup regularly, and doesn't have the moolah to fork out for three or four of these bad boys, it's probably better to steer clear. If you're a less-is-more kinda gal, or even a not-really-natural but not-really-heavy either fan, then this will definitely be for you. It's also ideal if you're just looking for a product you can use after a heavy night out, when you know it's more than likely you'll end up sleeping in your makeup if you don't use something quick and efficient to get it off, or if you're heading on a weekend away or holiday and don't want to pack all your lotions and potions.
So, whilst the Makeup Eraser hasn't become a staple in my skincare routine, it works brilliantly and I can't see why it wouldn't become a staple for many others. I'll definitely be taking it on any weekends away with me! Have you tried the Makeup Eraser? What did you think?